Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
This was a request from my daughter for our nightly before-bed reading. My son tolerated it, but just barely.
Scout enjoyed it, though she admitted it was super-trippy. My son didn’t understand why it was so popular, not making a whole lot of sense.
My only answer was that perhaps there weren’t so many fanciful children’s books at the time. No Harry Potters or the like, and kids grabbed on to what they could.
Or maybe kids did a lot of drugs back then. Dunno.